Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Research article
16 May 2023
Research article |  | 16 May 2023

Multi-model analysis of the Adriatic dense-water dynamics

Petra Pranić, Cléa Denamiel, Ivica Janeković, and Ivica Vilibić

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In this study, we analyse and compare the results of four different approaches in modelling bora-driven dense-water dynamics in the Adriatic. The study investigated the likely requirements for modelling the ocean circulation in the Adriatic and found that a 31-year run of a fine-resolution Adriatic climate model is able to outperform most aspects of the newest reanalysis product, a short-term hindcast and data-assimilated simulation, in reproducing the dense-water dynamics in the Adriatic Sea.